Slingshots from a 3D printer! Good idea or not?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Beginner, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Beginner

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    <img src="http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_388662_338535_1338416685.jpg%20%20" border="0" alt=""><br><br>The technology of 3D printing could open a new great way of sharing slingshots.<br>Just upload your 3D file and every one can download it.<br>After that you can print it on a site like:<br><br><a href="http://www.shapeways.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">shapeways</a><br><br>You can print steel, stainless steal and a lot more.<br><br>Wouldn't that be a great Idea?<br>
     
  2. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Isn´t it to expensive?
     

  3. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    It's incredibly expensive to print off in metal. One could print off designs in plastics for a lot less of an investment, although it will still be more expensive than just copying the design.
     
  4. randomNstupid

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    <div>I worked with SLA, SLS and FMD rapid prototyping machines... for such an easy and simple design i don't see the need to spend around 70$ (in material and machine maintenance) for something that should cost around... I don't know, 15$?.<br><br>Working with a CNC could be a better idea than a 3D printer... but again, is such a simple design I don't see need to over-complicate it.<br><br>Regards,<br>David</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>Hablo muy bien español, also I speak english, aber ich speche nur ein wenig Deutsch...<br>In my country the slingshots are called "Chinas" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_tongue.png" alt="tongue" longdesc="24">
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  5. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>haha i thought about the same</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  6. Skorps

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    <div>the buiding makes me love my ss if i just "print" it it would´nt be the same. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14">
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  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    <tr><td class="quote">the buiding makes me love my ss if i just "print" it it would´nt be the same. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I quote this(but you have obviously seen that)</span>
     
  8. oyahno

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    As a project in schools where they use very basic home made 3D printers. It would draw in interest and enthusiasm from the students. They use a cheap biodegradable plastic. The shapes and thickness could easily achieve good strength, I'm sure. Even designs with hollow shell with internal webs and ribs could economize the expense and weight. Wooden scales for the handles could customize them too. This Idea has great merit in my opinion.
     
  9. Bert the Welder

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    <br>The technology of 3D printing could open a new great way of shearing slingshots.<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>As soon as I read this, I thought of the sintering process and thought it ironic that your type-o said, "shearing" when you meant "sharing" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>